Set during the earliest voyages of “The Next Generation” series, join Picard, Riker, Data, Worf, Troi, Yar, and Laforge as they learn about each other and encounter: A de-powered Q who seeks refuge aboard the Enterprise as he attempts to learn what it means to be mortal; A world where warriors see battle as a child's game; A world with dark secrets that threaten both the sSet during the earliest voyages of “The Next Generation” series, join Picard, Riker, Data, Worf, Troi, Yar, and Laforge as they learn about each other and encounter: A de-powered Q who seeks refuge aboard the Enterprise as he attempts to learn what it means to be mortal; A world where warriors see battle as a child's game; A world with dark secrets that threaten both the ship and crew, and more....
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This was interesting to read. It was clearly written before TNG was really established. Deanna has magic voodoo powers and Data cried. It was very different from the show, but it kinda worked. I thought Tasha was a better character in this than she ever became on the series.
I usually attempt to do some research before purchasing a book or a graphic novel, but now and again I will make a purchase on impulse. (Pardon the pun). In this case, while at a convention I saw this collection of the first 6 issues of the DC Star Trek the Next Generation comic. With an introduction by Michael Okuda, how bad could it be? Well, my first hint came when in the introduction, Michael states that they missed the mark, but held out hope they would improve. That was the highlight of this volume. I remember reading Gold Key comics when I was a boy and they used characters and settings from some licenses, but there the resemblance usually ended. The same can be said here. While the Enterprise Crew members are there, they bear little or no resemblance to their television counterparts. Seeing Data cry in frustration while pummeling Q or the Humans, Klingons, and all of the mixed races on board celebrating Christmas (Can you say Star Wars Christmas Special?) should be a hint to the epic miss this collection represents. No, this is not so bad it is good, it is just plain bad. Give it a miss and use your money to buy a Riker bobble-head. You will be glad you did.
These stories were written while TNG season 1 was being made, and without much cohesion there were bound to be misunderstandings of how to write the characters. Deanna is a bit overpowered. Data is more emotional than one would expect. Picard punches Q, which is acknowledged in a DS9 episode as something that Picard has never done. These might as well be within another parallel universe since the chronology doesn't really line up with the show. The first story takes place between series premiere "Encounter at Farpoint" and "The Naked Now," and the rest would take place between season 2 premiere "The Child" and "Where Silence Has Lease" despite Tasha Yar and Beverly Crusher being present. I also got annoyed by the bickering Bickley couple. Glad they were never characters on the show. And were readers really expected to believe that Geordi would be killed off? And there's the silliness of the Santa Claus shaped spirit of Christmas coming to the ship. The three-parter about Q does make me wish that there could've been a long arc of Q being powerless and having no choice but to serve the crew of the Enterprise. Alas, it is too late for that...in the Prime Timeline, at least.
This is a collection of comic book stories first published in 1988. They were written around the time of the first season of Star Trek:TNG, and you can tell. Deanna's abilities are all over the place, Picard is very very grumpy. Wesley is never let on the bridge, and is always getting on someone's nerves... The show and characters didn't find 'their footing' until season two and three IMO. Still these stories are fun to read, and are good. They remind us of the show's start and how it changed. The 2nd story here "Spirit In The Sky" had to be read to be believed! The entire idea is "out there" and I had to double check, to make sure I was seeing/reading it correctly. All I'll say is, it will remind you of a popular Dr. Seuss story-and that IS the intent. There is a 3 part story about "Q"(part of the plot beats the show, which had the same idea, later)Very good, if predictable. Overall, a good read!
Hands down the TV show was/is better than the graphic novels. This collection included a few awful stories, the weakest being about the holidays and St. Nick. The best and more philosophical stories dealt with the Q and the selflessness of humanity. This is the first and last book I'll ever read of this series; I'm sticking to the TV show.
I really didn't care for this volume. The dialogue was completely unrealistic for the characters. Kinda ruined it for me.
This reprints DC Comic's issues one through six of ST:TNG. It didn't take me long to realize I have read these before....I own the original issues.